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Turkey > Culture and festivals > World heritage (UNESCO)

World heritage sites in Turkey 

  • Göreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia  
  • Great Mosque and Hospital of Divriği  
  • Historic Areas of Istanbul  
  • Hattusha: the Hittite Capital  
  • Nemrut Dağ  
  • Hierapolis-Pamukkale  
  • Xanthos-Letoon  
  • City of Safranbolu  
  • Archaeological Site of Troy 
  • (added in 2011) Selimiye Mosque and its Social Complex

Intangible cultural heritage (living heritage) in Turkey 

  • Karagöz  
  • Novruz, Nowrouz, Nooruz, Navruz, Nauroz, & Nevruz in Azerbaijan, India, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, and Turkey     
  • Âşıklık (minstrelsy) tradition  
  • The Arts of the Meddah, Public Storytellers      
  • The Mevlevi Sema Ceremony  
  • (added in 2010) Kırkpınar oil wrestling festival  
  • (added in 2010) Semah, Alevi-Bektaşi ritual  
  • (added in 2010) Traditional Sohbet meetings


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